The Egg rocks four blues shows this month. And who better to launch the string than Robert Cray? The guitarist/singer who put the blues back on the charts, the Zelig of the blues who played with everybody, everywhere; returns to The Egg on Friday.
Margaret Cook fed soldiers who guarded Lock 13 on the Mohawk River/Barge Canal against sabotage in World War I. Margaret, my grandmother, lived south of the waterway in Randall along what is today’s Route 5S.
Arts administrator Elizabeth Sobol’s journey from Miami Beach to Saratoga Springs — 1,500 miles due north, and as far from an ocean or Great Lake as you can get in New York state — has a Schenectady connection.